Category: Health Equity
Prolonged chronic stress leads to greater production of chemicals that can kick the immune system into overdrive, resulting in asthma and other health problems with lifelong consequences, scientists say. Children who struggle to breathe find it hard to play, learn and develop into healthy adults.
Clatsop County, Oregon is one of five communities in the nation chosen to participate in a five-year challenge to improve the health of all residents. Goals include improving nutrition and food access to decrease obesity, expanding strategies to improve mental health, and decreasing tobacco use among pregnant women. Watch the introductory video and learn how you can get involved.